Twins was a series of
architecture talks -
exploring difficult alliances,
strange bedfellows and
new relationships.

Each discussion ‘twinned’ very different people, organisations and ideas, asking them to explore difference as well as cultivate common ground. Twins tackled received wisdoms, reaching beyond entrenched positions and discovering fertile new ground between.

Twinning can be read on a number of levels: it suggests not only biological twins but the forming of links between things. The practice of twinning towns is based on an alliance of interests and the identification of similarities. Sometimes forced or unlikely, these acts of reaching-out are perhaps more important than ever in our current political uncertainty. Our interest is in counteracting isolationism, in opening up new conversations and in the cross-fertilisation of people, ideas and places.

Twins was curated by Robert Mull and Charles Holland, Professors at the University of Brighton and were compered by Gemma Barton.

The Talks